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5 from 6 votes

One Pan Creamy Sausage Pasta

Easy sausage pasta weeknight dinner recipe.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sausage pasta
Servings: 6


  • 1 pound smoked sausage (500 grams)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (diced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 small diced tomatoes (about 2 cups)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (500 ml)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (100 ml)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped jalapenos (optional)
  • 3 1/2 cups shell pasta (350 grams)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (75 grams)
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley (12 grams)


  • In a large skillet, brown the sausage on medium heat.
  • Set it aside on plate covered with a paper towel. Do not drain the oil.
  • Add the chopped onions and bell peppers and cook until they have softened (takes about five minutes).
  • Add the garlic and cook for an additional one minute.
  • Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, cream, jalapenos (optional), pasta, salt and pepper (to taste). The skillet will be really full so stir slowly.
  • Carefully add the sausage back into the skillet and stir.
  • Cover the skillet with a lid, turn the heat to high and bring it to a boil. Once it has come to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the pasta is done (approximately 15 minutes). Stirring occasionally.
  • Once the pasta is done, remove it from the heat. Add the cheese and the parsley. Stir together and let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve and top with more cheese if desired.